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The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.


Apply to UWOFA's new COVID Relief Fund

Contract academic staff members of UWOFA holding a limited-duties appointment or standing appointment are invited to apply for UWOFA's new Covid Relief Fund. The application deadline for Cycle 1 is October 31, 2020.

Click here for more information about the new fund, including the application form. 

Climate action petition calls on university presidents to endorse UN's climate emergency letter

UWOFA members are encouraged to consider signing a petition that calls on university presidents across Canada to endorse the UN's climate emergency letter.

OCUFA to host anti-Black racism virtual workshop

OCUFA’s Status of Women and Equity Committee is hosting a virtual workshop entitled “Combatting anti-Black racism in the academy: A primer for faculty” on September 24.

UWOFA members encouraged to participate in Scholar Strike Canada programming

UWOFA’s Executive Committee endorses the Scholar Strike Canada advocacy event for racial justice this week and strongly encourages UWOFA members to participate in the two-day programming to the extent they are able.

Faculty members report increased workload, concerns balancing work with family care commitments in new survey

Faculty members at the University of Western Ontario report they are working overtime to get their courses ready for the fall semester, according to a survey conducted by UWO’s Faculty Association.